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Mickies Dairy Bar

1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
+1 608-256-9476
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (54 reviews)
“coffee cake” (7 reviews)
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6:00 am - 2:30 pm Hours
American, Diner
1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mickie's has a unique old fashioned lunch counter atmosphere. There are a few tables you could sit at along with your party, but many are communal tables. We simply sat at the breakfast bar. It's not a fancy place by any means, but the food...More

Thank WITravelers33
Reviewed 3 days ago

We’d heard so much about Mickies that when we visited our grandson at UWM we insisted we go there! We waited a short time outside then went in and waited a little more. The owner or manager brought me a cup of coffee while we...More

Thank Judi B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best breakfast spot in Madison. The pancakes are different with a lot of variety and huge. The ultimate college campus greasy spoon..food is great, people are friendly, overhear interesting conversations..always packed in the morning.

Thank Madison737
Reviewed 5 days ago

Is really a dump but that's a part of its ambience/history. Is not expensive, not sure why people think it is. What are you comparing it to subway? What you need to know. Cash only. Parking is at a premium in the area especially since...More

Thank Skibby1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is a Madison institution. It is an extremely popular dinner known for huge portions and good home town service. We shared a scrambler which is a hot mess of potatoes eggs cheese meats and veggies. Hot mess in this case is a good...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

50’s soda fountain restaurant with seating. Name is misleading. It is not just a dairy place. Great sandwiches and enormous and delicious pancakes. Right adjacent to football stadium. I understand that there is a huge line waiting to get in on football weekends

Thank orchiddoc
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

On weekends, the line may look intimidating, however, it moves rather quickly. Once inside order a scrambler or pancakes. Comfort food that transports you back to the 1950’s

Thank tosswald
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Mickie’s Dairy Bar is an institution. The food quality is the best for a greasy spoon/diner - malts are superb and breakfast food is to die for. In fact, there’s nothing quite as good as the signature “scrambler” - eggs, fried potatoes, melted cheese, and...More

Thank Bill_Mydo
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I'm not gonna lie, I'm the opposite of a foodie, so my restaurant reviews should be taken with a grain of salt..... With that being said, I did enjoy this little diner. Old timey atmosphere and plenty of menu choices at good prices and serving...More

Thank travelingmom3333
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Heard about this iconic establishment from a family member, so we had to go today before they closed for the holidays. Crowded and noisy as expected but what fun. Best corned beef hash I have ever had but the rye toast was underwhelming at best....More

Thank susiegigi
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Questions & Answers
15 November 2017|
Response from txpackerfan10 |
Did u stop? Was wondering that myself. Last game I seen a line lol.
15 July 2017|
Response from Dawn G | Reviewed this property |
no they do not take reservations. You stand outside waiting to get in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-9476
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